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Crafty Love Link Party #21

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Hello! Welcome to the May Crafty Love Link Party #21, hosted by Marie Segares and me. We are so excited to move forward from just knit patterns to all things crafty. We hope you enjoy it as well!

Be sure to share this link party with all your crafty friends so they can link up as well, and find new and fun craft projects around the web. Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafts projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPS, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too! Here are the 5 most clicked links from last month.

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Craftsy Sale ~ this weekend only!!

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Oh, my!!!! Craftsy sale: ALL Craftsy classes are on sale this weekend ONLY!!! I LOVE Craftsy classes!!! I have taken several in a few different subjects, and I have learned from each one of them. The fact that you can go back and watch them any time makes them so user friendly. They are a great way to grow your skill level in your craft(s) of choice, or even to learn a new one!! (OK, I may get a bit excited about Craftsy sales)

Here are some helpful links to classes by subject:

Fiber Arts
Quilting/Sewing
Jewelry/Paper
Home/Garden
Cake/Cooking
Photography/Art
All Classes

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Ready to Give Hope ~ 371 times!

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We have finally finished opening the last of the Project 19 boxes. Those boxes kept coming all the way into February, and I wanted to wait to show you the final pile ‘o hope until they were all here and opened and hugged.

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Here is the tiniest package of hope that we received, and its inhabitant. Isn’t she the cutest?

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Kyla was very excited about the Rainbow Unicorn!!

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We had been in contact with the Boys and Girls clubs of Hobokin and Jersey City. It turns out we have more softies then they need!!

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So we contacted the United Way of Bergan county. They are very excited about the extra softies we have!

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Once the roads are a bit safer ~ Tuesday or Wednesday I am hoping ~ the girls and I will take a little field trip after school to Hobokin to drop off the softies for the Boys and Girls clubs. I will try to get some photos of the critters with their new owners.

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It may be a few more weeks before the rest of the softies make their way to Bergan county, we are still working with the United way to find the right group to hand them off to. We want to make sure they go to the kiddies who need them because of Sandy.

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It sure has been fun opening all these boxes and giving every little critter some extra love.

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The spare room (which will one day be Kyla’s room) will be so empty!

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It seems like the last batch of boxes was heavy on the monsters. We love the monsters in this house! The girls used to have imaginary Monsters who lived in their closet and came out to play with them at night.

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Look at this! Sometimes there is extra love just for me in a box. Oh, my, these were yummy! I shared a few with the kids and the husband, but only a few :^)

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As I said, lots of monsters.

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And a strawberry girl as well!

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Everyone is given extra love and hugs to bring with them to their new kids.

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This elephant is pretty high on my list of  “it’s~really~going~to~be~hard~to~give~this~one ~away!”

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We opened another 131 softies

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That makes 371 all together!!

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It’s been a blast! Thank you

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Hope times 240!

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We opened more boxes of Hope last week.

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The girls even got to stay up a little past bedtime to open all 134 new softies,

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and quality control check them all for lots of love.

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There was much giggling and hugging and love infusing.

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Our new count is 240 softies,

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though that number will go up again soon as we open up the rest of the stragglers next week.

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I am in the processes of finding another donation site,

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as we have more then needed already for the Boys and Girls clubs of Hobokin and Jersey City.

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Oh what a problem to have!

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I hope you enjoy the photos!

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Softie and Toy Links for Project 19

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Here is the list I promised for Project 19 to all my Craft Hope peeps! Links to various free patterns for softies. If you have more links you think should be added, just let me know. I hope this helps inspire you all to create some love for child victims of Sandy. I have done my best to only include free patterns, in the spirit of Craft Hope, however, if you know of a paid pattern or a coupon code that others may be interested in, go ahead and share that info with each other on the Craft Hope Facebook page.

As more links come in, I will continue to edit this post. There are also several more on the right side of this blog under “Useful tutorials by people who are not me”

OK, not free, but very affordable, is the amazing Craft Hope book written by Craft Hope founder, the incomparable Jade!!

Free Knit and Crochet Patterns
You can also check out Ravelry and search for free toy patterns
For people on Ravelry, here is a a knit/crochet along for Project 19
Crochet Owlet Lovey
Crochet animals (only some are free)
Amigurumi

Free Sewing Patterns
Mystery Critters
Gingham dolls 
Monster Dolls
Jelly Fish
Mermaid
Dolls
Mermaiden
Cute Dolls
Molly Monkey
Ruby Doll
Modest Mermaid
Mouse

Pintrest Boards (most have a mix of various crafts for Project 19)
CH 19
Sock animals

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I did it again

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Once again I have teamed up with the amazing Craft Hope! The new web page is still under construction, but the Facebook page is running smoothly. So hop on over to the Craft Hope Facebook page and give them a “like.” Then check out Project 19 :: Dolls, Animals, and Monsters. Oh My! Share it with anyone you know who may be able to make handmade softies for kids who lost so much from Sandy. There are two people collecting for this project, the lovely Katrina up in NH, and yours truly.

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I am working on a tutorial for you all for one possible hand made goody to help spread hope. I am aiming for putting that post up tonight or tomorrow.

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I am also collecting links for other free patterns of any kind (knit, crochet, sewing…) for softy ideas. Feel free to reply to this post or the one on the Facebook page with suggested links. I would like to get that post up tomorrow or Saturday. I put a link to that post over on the right side of this blog, and will continue to update it as I get more links.

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I also have several other patterns and tutorials in the works. I am hoping to have many fun posts for you all coming soon! So, as you can see, things are a bit busy around here. This Sunday I have an art sale, and next Thursday and Friday I have the Holiday Gift Shop at the girls’ school.

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This morning Kyla wanted “Rapunzel hair” so this is what I gave her. She was quite happy. She then treated me to the “apple dance” when she saw I had bought more apples at the grocery store yesterday. I’ve never seen a child so happy about apples.

Talk to you soon, my friends. In the meantime, spread some HOPE!!!

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